Trunnell Electric Celebrates 80 Years of Regional Service, Positions Itself for the Next Eight Decades

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Family-owned electrical contractor has a stake in the future of energy efficiency.

Trunnell Electric (, provider of top-quality commercial and residential electrical contracting services, is celebrating 80 years of meeting the electrical and lighting needs of communities and businesses in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Since 1936, three generations of Trunnell family members have provided the leadership and technical expertise that keep Trunnell Electric at the top of the region’s major preferred contractor lists and reviews. Serving commercial and residential customers, Trunnell’s seasoned technical staff provides superior electrical design, repair, installation and construction services including wiring, lighting and energy-efficient renovations.

The firm is well known for its fast-track expertise in the commercial arena, as evidenced by its recent advanced lighting and electrical renovation installation at the historic National Bohemian Brewery in Baltimore. For commercial building clients, Trunnell has the experience to advise and install energy saving technologies, such as LED lighting and sensor controls. Trunnell’s commercial building customers trust the company’s ability to stay current with these new trends that are creating compelling savings on their operating costs.

The entrepreneurial DNA from the Trunnell Electric founders still runs strong in the second and third generation of Trunnells. “When the company has your name on it, you look at things differently when it comes to pushing forward and persevering through tough times,” said second-generation co-owner Jack Trunnell.

Adds third-generation V.P. of Commercial Services Brad Trunnell, “The past 80 years of our business provide strong bedrock for the next 80 years. While we look to the past for our core values, we look ahead to future trends in electrical contracting. For example, our experience in the D.C. metro area with the installation of electric vehicle charging stations tells us that new development of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for residential use will eventually reach price points that make them viable replacements for traditional gas-powered residential generators. Couple that with the development of emerging solar cell technology, and consumers will see real value in future energy efficiency alternatives. “

Trunnell plans to commemorate the start of its 9th decade with an open house celebration in May to coincide with National Electrical Safety Month. In addition, the company will continue its commitment to the community through its longstanding partnership with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County to help low-income homeowners make their space livable and safe through free electrical repairs and energy efficiency upgrades.

About Trunnell Electric

Since 1936, Trunnell Electric has set a high bar for quality services and customer satisfaction for residential and commercial customers in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Family owned and operated, the firm is led by three 2nd generation family members and one from the 3rd generation. The Trunnell Electric team of highly skilled and trusted technicians handles the full range of advanced electrical repair, installation and construction needs. Green energy-saving technologies are a company specialty. For more information, visit

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